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Poster: Rick Prelinger Date: Mar 20, 2012 6:36pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: problem with 'Doctor in Industry (Part III) (1946)'

We're preparing new uploads for most of the films that are broken up into parts. The uploads will contain the entire film in a single file. This should fix most if not all of these problems.

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Poster: Frank Panucci Date: Apr 9, 2012 2:51pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: problem with 'Doctor in Industry (Part III) (1946)'

Oof! I just looked at that one, and it's encoded as improperly as the other 400+ films uploaded since December. It must be an erroneous batch-processing setting. Screen grab:

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/5101/preartyfacts3.jpg

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Poster: Rick Prelinger Date: Apr 9, 2012 3:01pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: problem with 'Doctor in Industry (Part III) (1946)'

I wonder if that wouldn't be a bad telecine transfer. I see it as well.

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Poster: Frank Panucci Date: Apr 9, 2012 3:22pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: problem with 'Doctor in Industry (Part III) (1946)'

I had a spare forty minutes or so this morning and checked a big pile of my downloads I hadn't watched yet, and another several online previews. It seems every upload - or nearly so - made since December shares this problem. It's difficult to tell with many of the home movies, since they're so worn and shaky anyway, but in the industrial films, especially the ones that have an earlier encode for comparison, the oddity is unfortunately obvious. I described the problem in detail in this thread:
http://archive.org/post/416778
A screen grab is included comparing two archive encodes of the same film.

I wish I'd noticed it earlier so I could have called it to the staff's attention. Here's hoping the only time wasted was that of a batch-encoding program's.